Monday, 14 January 2013

Manicure Monday: Estee Lauder Absinthe


 Not everyone loves green nail polishes but I think it makes a change from boring red and pinks. This Estee Lauder green caught my eye straight away, it is part of the Spring 2013 Heavy Petals Collection. It's called Absinthe* and is a real avocado true yellow based green.

After the first layer I thought I wouldn't really like the nail polish, it applied sheerly at first but with just two coats I actually got the opaque look achieved in the photo and it was completely streak free! In the official pictures it looks a little lighter and I must admit I would have preferred it that way as it looks a little more summery. I'm very excited to use this in the summer with more of a tan as I think it doesn't look as amazing as possible against my current winter skin colour.

The packaging on all the Estee Lauder nail polishes is truly beautiful and classic, not that I would expect any less from EL. There are four other shades which all look beautiful and I can not wait to try a few more!
What do you think of green nail polish? Do you have a favourite green polish?
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36 comments:

  1. this colour is gorgeous, i agree with tanned skin this colour would just look amazing! xxx

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    1. Completely! Now all we need is some sun!

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  2. ooohhh i love this colour :-) I am a big green polish fan anyway but love this shade x

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    1. Glad you like it, I quite like green too! X

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  3. I had a colour exactly like this a few years ago but i had to throw it away :( This however is the first time since that i've seen someone wear a colour similar!

    xxx

    http://andshesaidwonderland.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Oh this colour is gorgeous!! Xx

    gigglesandmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I don't think I'm brave enough for that colour aha, but I love the middle reddish/orange/coral/ colour one in the middle- how much are they?

    http://steph-doseofpretty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Oh yeah! Completely forgot to mention that! £14.50 each XX

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  6. its such an odd colour, i think i am way too pale to pull this off!

    chloe @chlowitty blogs

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    1. Yeah I probably am too if I am honest, may hide it away until the summer! X

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  7. Not to be rude or anything, I'm a person who is honest when it comes to opinions.

    But honey....

    that color looks just.....grouse. :S

    Sorry!

    http://jetsetbabe.com

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    1. Haha this comment made me laugh so much! It isn't for everyone that for sure! (I like honest, opinionated but not rude comments :) ) XX

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  8. This looks gorgeous!

    http://claresloves.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Oh wow, I love that colour! I really like wearing green but find it hard to find nice green nail varnishes. Thanks for finding me one! A x

    http://becomingraje.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. Barry M did a similar shade, i used it a couple of times and it stained my nails rather badly, but with a decent base coat, the shade looked lovely!
    x

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    1. I think I may have had that colour a few years back, I'm hoping this doesn't stain but I haven't removed it yet. X

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  11. I don't think I could pull that colour off! I love some of the others in the collection though!

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  12. I absolutely love your blog Sabrina! It's the first blog I read and I'm so glad I did. Thank you so much for blogging consistently over the years (: xx

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    1. Such an amazing comment! Thanks so much for reading it consistently, means so much! XX

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  13. I'm really not a fan of green nail varnishes unless they are very dark...the other colours in the collection look fab though.
    Sophie xx http://f-ckandmakeup.blogspot.com

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    1. I completely see where you're coming from, I love a good dark green polish! X

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  14. I am not a big fan of green nail polish, however other shades in the last pic looks more than amazing!!

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  15. You rocked the green polish hun x

    http://couturerequired.blogspot.co.uk/

    h x

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  16. Wow I adore this colour it's gorgeous!! It will be perfect for spring. I love the colours in the collection too, I may have to splurge! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. This is a very different shade of green, love it.

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  18. That's definitely not a colour I would normally go for, but it actually looks really nice! xx

    seeking--serendipity.blogspot.com

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  19. Sabrina I love your hair colour. Please can you tell me where you get it coloured or if you go DIY? I have dark brown hair but want to go lighter and I love your colour!!!

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    1. Really sorry but it is all natural! X

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  20. this looks gorgeous!!

    http://thisgirlloveschic.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  21. Ah if I am honest, the colour really isn't for me but the finish is gorgeous, so shiny! I would def contemplate some of the other colours from the range!

    Becky
    beckys makeup

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    1. This colour isn't for most people I think but it is a lovely finish! XX

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  22. I love the color, it's definitely one that I'd be attracted to, although it is just a tiny bit lighter than I usually go for. My current favorite green shade is by Revlon and it's called "Posh". :)

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    1. I'll have to check it out, thanks for the tip! XX

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  23. I really like it! It's a bit yellower than most of the greens I own/wear (my favourite greens are usually blue-based) and yellow nails really don't suit me at all so I don't know whether this one would - but having seen the colour, I love it so much more on the nail than in the bottle!
    http://pinkapostrophe.blogspot.com

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    1. I think there is always such a difference between colours on the nail and in the bottle! X

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  24. Did you use any top coat?

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